How To Grow Tomatoes From Seeds -mkdv-02

Home-and-Family Growing tomatoes from seeds is not a difficult task. It just needs some planning and preparation to make it happen. Following the steps we outline in this article, you will be able to successfully start your own tomato plants and have them ready to transplant outside in your garden bed in time for the growing season. The first thing you will want to do is to start with clean potting soil. What I mean by clean is that you want to avoid using the soil from outside to start your plants. The best thing to do then is to go to the local nursery or garden center and pick up some good organic potting soil. You will then want to add the soil to nursery trays, or better yet, to flats that separate the pants from one another. This is beneficial when transplanting them when the time .es. Let’s suppose that your target is to end up with 100 plants ready to be transplanted outside into your garden bed. Planting 20 % more seeds than the amount of the pants you want to end up with is a good idea. The reason for this is that not all seeds will germinate. Then there will almost always be a couple that will germinate, but the plants will not thrive. So generally speaking, if you want to put out 100 plants, then plant about 120 seeds. This way you will also provide yourself with few additional plants that can be used later on as a substitution for the ones that died out. If you plant several different varieties of tomatoes, you’ll want to make sure that you label them. The plants will all look alike! Once all the plants have gotten their real leaves, it’s time to begin the first transplantation. They should be moved to individual growing containers such as a paper cup in order that they be able to better thrive and grow. Avoid squeezing plants together as it will result in poorer fruit production. They need space. Use a kitchen fork to remove them from their starter pots as it’s the best way to do so. It works well with lifting the plants from the soil and causes less shock on the plants roots. Now, depending upon the size of the paper cup or other container used in this first transplantation, you may or may not have to transplant them again before they go into the garden bed. It is then, in your best interest to plant them in paper cups large enough to hold them until they are about 6 inches or so tall, and ready to go into the outdoor garden bed. As soon as the last frost has passed and the plants achieved the required height you can put them outdoors. The best way I have found to do this, and it causes very little shock to the roots, is to tear or cut away the paper cup from the entire thing, leaving the existing soil in place and putting them in the garden exactly that way. Good luck in your growing! It won’t be long before you’ll be enjoying fresh juicy tomatoes, straight from the vine! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: